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openly like this tells us that a new ugliness has come to right wing discourse. howard fineman is editorial director for the huffington post media group. david corn is the washington bureau chief for mother jones. both are valued msnbc political analysts. let's listen to dick cheney, here it is at his current worst. >> we look at the mess that has been created out of obama care by the president having said, you can keep your policy if you like it, you know, guaranteed, period. that turns out that was a lie. and he repeated it over and over and over again. >> cheney's not alone. another former gop heavyweight, if you will, mitt romney called the president a liar during an interview on "cbs this morning." >> the real problem that the president has is a broken promise. it's dishonesty. and that's of course, what's really striking at the heart of this. >> let me go to howard on this one. it seems to me that one thing we know and the discourse we have here on this program and everywhere else in the country is if you call someone a liar, using that word, saying they lie, it's sort of
rights of minorities. they almost toppled the economy by bringing us to the brink of a default. they shut down the government. if you think what they did was outrageous, listen to what they said this year. >> for everyone that's a valedec torch rian there's another one that weighs 130 pounds and has the size of cantaloupes. >> their hatred of the president. they are denial of reality. the antics of ted cruz and a special section devoted entirely to steve king of iowa. joining me is our panel of "hardball" all-stars. howard fineman. david cohen. jonathan and joan walsh. let's get started right now with a look at the far right's hatred of president obama. number three on our list in our countdown goes to u.s. congressman of texas. the tea partier grabbed headlines when he sided with birthers and openly discussed impeaching the president. he's an are a dent supporter of ted cruz 2016. this is a clip from his appearance here on "hardball" in september. it's remarkable. >> obama is president, ted cruz can be president. >> this is serious business. is he eligible to be president? you've been to
'm in for chris matt use. leading off tonight who deserves the real apology here? agreement in washington the a rare thing. but there's recognition that the rollout of the affordable care act is a mess. president obama acknowledged that his baby, is sick. he's owned up to the failures of the team which botched the website's launch and last night he owned up to a failure of his own. that people feel betrayed by a promise he made them but couldn't keep. a promise that he could keep their insurance if they liked it. let's listen to the president. >> well, first of all, i meant what i said. and we worked hard to try to make sure that we implemented it properly, but obviously we didn't do a good enough job and i regret that. i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them, and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position. the facts are that many of the same people that feel betrayed now will be thanking the presid
contributors. gentlemen, thank you for joining us. this sabotage campaign that was laid out today in today's politico puts together all of the republican party's four-year war to sabotage the affordable care act. he writes from the moment the bill was introduced, both houses of congress announced their intention to kill it. the gop faithful then up up their crusade past the president's re-election. in a pattern of massive resistance not seen since the southern state's defiance of the brown versus board of education in 1954. let's look at just a few instances of the gop's attack to derail the health care law at all costs. republicans withhold all support when the law first makes its way through both chambers of the congress in 2009. in 2010, scott brown of massachusetts wins the special election up there after running a campaign to kill the legislation. his victory gives the gop 41 votes in the senate which gives them the power to block any fixes or improvements in the new law. once implementation begins, republican governors across the country refuse to build their own state exchanges putt
sick. the new plans may cost more than they're used to. ask anyone who got bankrupt by getting cancer and getting treatment, it's worth it. it's been a cocktail of distraction and politics. republican house speaker john boehner had this response -- an apology is certainly in order. but what americans want to hear is that the president is going to keep his promise. that's why the house will vote next week to allow anyone with a health care plan they like to keep it." now, let's not forget this is the party that has peddled some of the most wild and ludicrous lies to constituents about the president's health care law. this is the party that did everything they could to sabotage the law. then cried crocodile tears when it ran aground. this is the party that nearly send the country into an economic tailspin while attempting to kill the law, all the while knowing that they'll lose, and it's the party whose governors have turned down the law's expansion of medicaid which would have been 5 million poor people insurance at virtually no cost to their states. we should ask who should offer the
a smoking gun to the attack. an internal memo that maps it all out. it highlights themes they'll use to urge republicans to collect stories about the impact of policy cancellations from the constituents. to paint a picture that it's hurting thousands of constituents. they'll also make sure congress focused on pretty much nothing other than health care. at least eight committees are launching investigations. and congressman darrell issa plans on holding hearings all around the country in the weeks ahead. nice way to celebrate christmas. anyway, it also lays out talking points. like premiums are increasing. millions of americans will lose the plan they have, and it's hurting job creation. how is that going? let's watch. >> every day, we hear heart-wrenching stories from americans. we're getting stories about their plans being canceled or the cost of their new plan is skyrocketing, or they can't keep their doctor. >> they're writing me about cancellation notices of plans they wanted to keep, rising premiums so their deductibles, some of them are doubling. they're paying more for health care. >>
to the attack. a republican memo that maps it out. it highlights things the republicans will try to use to disperse into the public discourse. it urges republicans to collect stories, quote, about the impact of insurance cancellations to citizens. it's hurting countless americans. politico reports today that house republicans will also make sure congress focuses on pretty much nothing but health care. at least eight different house committees are launching investigations. they will subpoena administration officials. congressman darrell issa plans on holding hearings all around the country in the weeks ahead. nice way to celebrate christmas. anyway, the republican memo also lays out talking points to use like premiums are increasing, millions of americans will lose the plan they have, and obama care is hurting job creation. how's that been going? let's watch. >> every day we hear heart wrenching stories from americans who are getting letters about their health care plans being canceled. or the cost of their new plan has skyrocketed. or they can't keep their doctor. >> they're writing me
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